A Bible Study Giveaway: Lisa Harper’s Malachi: A Love That Never Lets Go

I promise that I’m going to get to the giveaway part in just a second. But first I want to tell you a quick story.

About a year and a half ago Melanie and I were in Nashville to do some stuff for dotMOM, and a friend of ours invited us to her house for supper on the last night we were there. I knew the second we walked in the door that the supper was going to be seventeen kinds of memorable, primarily because I caught a glimpse of homemade pasta draped over clothes hangers in the kitchen.

I mean, I may have spent my whole life in the deep-fried Deep South, but I have sense enough to know that homemade pasta is always a promising sign.

There were four or five other people at supper that night, and Lisa Harper was one of them. Lisa was in charge of making the salad, and I will NEVER forget what she served us. She used gorgeous little Heirloom tomatoes from her garden, along with fresh basil, goat cheese, some sort of fig balsamic reduction that I have tried (and failed) to replicate, and she topped off everything with the a pinch of the most glorious sea salt I have ever tasted. It was one of those dishes that was so simple, so elegant, and so unbelievably delicious that not a single one of us could stop talking about it.

Well, apparently I went on and on and on about the salad – especially about the texture of that sea salt – because when Melanie and I got ready to leave a few hours later, Lisa walked in the kitchen, picked up her jar of sea salt, and pressed it into my hand right before I walked out the door. She insisted that I take it, and ever since then, whenever I see Lisa, hear her, read something that she’s written, or try to copy that salad she made, I think, Well, there’s sweet Lisa Harper – she’ll give you the salt right off of her back.




Last year Lisa released a new Bible study called Malachi: A Love That Never Lets Go, and it is all about the never-ending mercy of God. So often we can fall into thinking that God has forgotten about us or has finally – FINALLY – gotten completely fed up with us, but in Malachi we see how God pursues His people and continues to love them, even when they’re (we’re) at their (our) most rebellious.

Lisa is such a gifted communicator – so wise, so funny, so real – and she’s also a Bible scholar. Those two qualities make for some mighty fine teaching, and Malachi would be a perfect study for a small group at your church or for a eight-weeks-o-Bible-fun with two or three close friends.

If you’d like to win a DVD leader kit for Malachi: A Love That Never Lets Go, here’s what you need to do:

1. Leave a comment on this post.

2. The end.

I’ll leave comments open until Friday night. As soon as I close comments, I’ll draw for a winner using random.org.

And listen. If I could throw in one of those salads that Lisa made, I totally would. However, I can’t really recommend eating a salad that has traveled to your home via the USPS. I have some odd hang-ups about things like, you know, refrigeration. And whatnot.

Y’all are going to love this study – hope your week has been great so far!

This giveaway is now closed. I’ll notify the winner via email sometime on Saturday.

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  1. My neighbors and I are starting a bible study group and since we’re not (all) affiliated with the same church, we don’t have access to studies that are already purchased. Therefore I’d LOVE to win this one so we don’t have to buy one! =)

  2. Have been searching for a study to do with a few friends. This sounds wonderful!!

  3. I would love to win this. I have the workbook and was going to download the videos but the DVDs would even be better.

  4. I would love to be able to have this study for my Sunday School class.

  5. I’d love to win!

  6. I would love to win this study!

  7. Now who wouldn’t love a woman that would part with her sea salt! Thank you for the smile today and this lovely giveaway!

  8. Did Kelly Minter’s Nehemiah solo last year. Doing it now with a group. Malachi, like Nehemiah, is another one of those books we don’t visit much and tend to skip over, but so full of treasure.

  9. Michelle in Dallas says:

    The study sounds like what I need to hear.

  10. jill whitmore says:

    I love her !! she is so funny and i really would love to win this new study.!! :)

  11. Would love a leader kit! Thanks for the chance to win!

  12. Sign me up. For the salad and Bible Study.

  13. I would love to do that bible study

  14. The study sounds great.

  15. I’ve never led a Bible study, and I’m not sure that I’m qualified. I will promise to try if I win. For now, I’ve got a hankerin’ for some salad!

  16. I would love to win this for our bible study!

  17. Tami Wells says:

    I heard Lisa at the MOPS convention last year. She’s amazing! I’d love to do her new study! Thanks for the giveaway.

  18. Love the back story and pick me!

  19. Kimberly C says:

    Would love to do this study with my group!

  20. Hello.

  21. pick me…pick me…PICK ME!! :-)

  22. Trish Ladowski says:

    This sounds like a study I would love to do. Your salad sounded so yummy. Pls tell us the name of the Sea Salt. Hope I win the study. Love you, Sophie!

  23. It sounds wonderful….so did the salad! :)

  24. Sounds like a wonderful study! Would love to do it!!

  25. I was just considering starting a Bible study for the summer with some girlfriends – what a little gem in my day! Can’t wait to check it out.

  26. Well, I would love to do that study and eat that salad.

  27. I would love to win this and lead a small group at church! Thanks for the giveaway!

  28. I would love to win this bible study! Thank you for the chance!

  29. I’d love to win. And I LOVE SALT! Tell me more about this magical jar that you received :)

  30. I would love to win this DVD leader kit!!

  31. Yes, please.
    And everything tastes better with a dash o salt.

  32. How did you know that I am looking for a new Bible study and I will have an opportunity to lead some of them? This would be a great study to persue!

  33. That must have been some salad for you to leave us hanging about the rest of the dinner! (I can’t be the only one thinking, “I wonder what she made with that pasta?”).

    Oh, and I would love to win the Bible Study!!!

  34. Go Dawgs!!!!

  35. Would love to do this study with my sweet small group…..Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  36. BooMama, I’d also give you the salt off my back!

  37. I would love the chance to do a women’s bible study on Malachi. In God’s Love, sheila

  38. Christy Largent says:

    Salt name and a picture please! How appropriate, we are the salt of the earth after all.

  39. You are such a funny gal!

    Would love to introduce Lisa to my Bible study gals at church -thanks for the opportunity!

  40. I would love to win this Bible study. Thanks

  41. I would love to win this! Thanks!

  42. Would love to study the book of Malachi…did I spell that wrong? See, I need to study it.

  43. YAY!!! Thank you so much, pick me, pick me!

  44. I love reading your blog! It’s just a joy and such a good chuckle with my hot cup of tea! Throw my name into the hat for the chance to win this study. Sounds like a good one. By the way, miss your thoughts on Downton. Have you watched the lastest episode?

  45. Would love to do this study!

  46. I would love this. I have felt like I need a womens’ study for a while but am currently church-less, and I think perhaps I may take matters into my own hands and just have my own bible study with a group of women at my home. Hmm…

  47. I can always count on your posts to make me laugh! Can’t wait for your book.

  48. Juli Jones says:

    Sounds like a study that my women’s group at church would love!!!!

  49. I’ve heard great things about her and this study. I’d love to win!

  50. This sounds wonderful & just what my thirsty spirit needs :)

  51. This looks like an amazing study!

  52. Pick me! Pick me! I was just praying about leading a Bible Study in the ‘hood. This one would be perfect.

  53. I would love to do this with my sister and a couple of our good friends from church!

  54. Be the church; be the salt.

  55. Sophie – A person with the last name of Morton (like me) would give you the salt right off my back too. What kind/brand of sea salt was this divine salt?

    Thank you for the opportunity to win this Bible study. I’ve been praying for Lisa in the recent death of her father. Of course I don’t know her – but she seems so genuine and so fun as I see her via Twitter.

    Blessings friend.

  56. Would love the opportunity to do this study with the ladies at my church!!!
    Love your stories! They always bring a smile!

  57. kacey korting says:

    I would love to do that study- it sounds like exactly what I need. I am a single mom after 18 years – A love that never lets go is something I need to be reminded about.

  58. Andrea Compton says:

    ME ME ME! I am currently doing Beth Moore’s study about David during my quiet time and LOVE IT!

  59. Love that story and the salad sounds superb! I’m sure the Bible study is excellent as well, Malachi is a book that I haven’t really studied before.

  60. Nicole Ross says:

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  61. Nikki Watford says:

    I would love to win this. Sounds like a great study.

  62. I’d love to have this Bible study! And I’d love to have Lisa’s recipe for the dressing. Sounds beyond yummy!

  63. Sounds great….both the salad and the study.

  64. We’re doing Kelly Minter’s No Other Gods right now, and would love to do this one for our summer study!! Thanks Sophie.

  65. Kristi Barrett says:

    Thanks for the chance to win! Sounds amazing….

  66. I know a group of women who could really use this right now.

  67. Jeannette says:

    if I win, can you and I go to a dinner party at Lisas’. And what was the name of the salt?

  68. eek! that sounds like the perfect catalyst for a Bible study i need to start with the college aged girls @ church. thanks boomama! you’re so great, you make me laugh right here @ my work desk and everyone wonders what in the world is going on ;)

  69. I love a good salad! ~ and a a good Bible study, too!

  70. Tami Leonard says:

    Sounds like a great study! Thanks for the giveaway- I adore your blog :)

  71. My bible study group is looking for a new study! Hope I win, then I’ll share it with the church. Please pick me. LOL

  72. Yes! Please!!!

  73. Would love to win this study!

  74. I would love to win this study! Thanks for sharing it!

  75. I would love to win!

  76. I adore Lisa Harper too! And would love to win this study. Thanks for the opportunity!

  77. I would love to win this. There are 25 women coming to my house each week for a Bible study – and this would be perfect!

  78. The Malachi study sounds great! Pick me!

  79. Jessie Kennedy says:

    I would love to win this study . . . It would be perfect for a small group from work. Thanks much!

  80. I LOVE Lisa Harper. One of my most embarrassing moments was when I met her at a Focus on the Family weekend for women’s ministry leaders and became so enthralled with her southern accent that I introduced myself in a pseudo-southern drawl. I’m from Oregon. I still cringe when I think of it.
    Love you too! Thank you so much!

  81. Have actually considered doing this study. Thank you for the chance to win!!!

  82. Luann Kirkham says:

    I love your blog. I think you’re so funny! I’m a bible study leader and would be delighted to use this study.

  83. Would love to have the study!!

  84. Mary Erskine says:

    I have recently been forced to retire from a job that I loved due to some health issues. I have several friends who would like to do a bible study and this sounds like a good one for us to start!

    Thanks for considering me.
    Mary Erskine

  85. I would love to do this study with my two grown daughters, long distance! Thanks for the chance!

  86. Kathy Baldwin says:

    Would love to win.

  87. This looks like a great study! I’d love to win it!

  88. Hungry for God’s word and now for a salad like that!

  89. sounds like a wonderful bible study to do with my ladies group. I know you can’t send salad in the mail but surely some sea salt would be okay? Kidding.

  90. What a great story — love her generous spirit!

    God bless you!!!

    Gina Weeks

  91. This study? Sounds ahhhhh-mazing!!!!!

    Salads are always yummier when someone else makes them if you ask me. Our neighbor makes the best salad, and she has shared her secret. But, I cannot seem to duplicate it!

  92. Sounds wonderful.

  93. I haven’t had the chance to see Lisa’s study yet. I’d love to win a copy and lead a group this summer through Malachi!

  94. “the salt off her back”….dying of the laughter …I just got back from Zumba and trust me..y’all wouldn’t want anything like that from me ;) (ps yay for giveaways!)

  95. Kelley Galyen says:

    What a great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity!

  96. I started working full time this year year, and I haven’t quite gotten into a Bible study since last summer. I’d love to do this one.

  97. Rachel R. says:

    I’d love to win…always looking for a great Bible study!

  98. I would love to do this Bible study.

  99. This sound wonderful!

  100. Totally need that Bible study, along with a small handful of dear, weary friends. Thanks for the chance.